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Torres del Paine National Park closed

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A fire, started in the Rio Olguin area of the park, has been burning for a couple of days. Some refugios were closed and trekkers staying there were evacuated. There has been a voluntary evacuation in place for any wishing to leave the park but, so far, a mandatory evacuation has not been implemented as most of the park is not affected. However, the park has been closed to new entries in order to be able to deal with those already in the park should evacuation be necessary.

If you had a tour booked for the park, contact your tourist agency. If you are an independent traveler, make other plans for at least the next week. You can cross into Argentina and visit El Calafate and El Chalten or beyond, or visit other areas of Chilean Patagonia. Do try to book ahead for lodging as there will be lots of tourists trying to do the same and lodging is often booked up anyway at this time of year.

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